Roger Johnston

Section Manager
- Nuclear Engineering

Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, is head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) at Argonne National Laboratory. He was founder and head of the VAT at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) from 1992 to 2007 and moved the team to Argonne in October 2007. Johnston has provided consulting, R&D, vulnerability assessments and security solutions for over 40 government agencies and private companies, including DoD, DOE/NNSA, the Department of State, the intelligence community, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Euratom.

Johnston has authored over 115 technical papers and 60 invited talks (including keynote addresses) and holds 10 U.S. patents. Roger has won numerous awards and is often interviewed by the national and international news media for his views on security. Dr. Johnston’s R&D has received extensive national and international media attention including the Wall Street Journal (three times), R&D Magazine (four times), national wire services, Newsweek, various U.S. and international newspapers, radio/television stations and networks (BBC, CBC, VOA, NPR), and over 80 trade journals.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • LANL Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research (2004)
  • Two LANL Distinguished Performance Awards (2001 & 1996)
  • Three LANL Achievement Awards (2007, 1999, & 1995)
  • National ASIS “Excellence in Performance Measure” Award (2002)
  • Distinguished Performance Award from the CIA (2002)
  • Two National R&D 100 Awards (1994 & 1992)
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), ASIS International
  • 1997 Ford Motor Co. Engineering Award